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Sustainable Development
Sustainable development
JohnHuckle

‘The ultimate goal of education for sustainable development is to empower people with the perspectives, knowledge, and skills for helping them live in peaceful sustainable societies’ (UNESCO, 2001: 1).

There is now a growing consensus that twenty-first century civilization is on a path that is not sustainable. Dominant forms of political economy are failing to conserve ecological resources and services, guarantee economic stability, reduce social inequality; maintain cultural diversity, and protect people's physical and mental health. We face related crises of ecological, economic, social, cultural, and personal sustainability, yet the means are available to set civilization on a more sustainable path. Adopting more sustainable forms of political economy involves the establishment of new forms of global governance guided by new forms of citizenship. ...

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